Asphalt repair project leads to latest federal charges in Macomb County

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WXYZ) - It started out as a simple project to repair asphalt in the parking lot of the Macomb Township Hall. 

 

Four bids were submitted by contractors and one was recommended to get the work for $103,950. 

But a year later, a company that did not big was paid $254,000 for the same job. And after that, he was given a second parking lot job for another 264,000. 

The documents were among several obtained in a FOIA request to the township by former Supervisor Mark Grabow because he thought the projects didn’t add up.

On Monday, the feds charged Chris Sorrentino in a case that alleges he did no work, was paid and gave kickbacks totaling $66,000 to an elected official not named by the feds. 

Former Deputy Clerk Jim Gelios says his former boss, who died last year of a terminal illness, gave boxes of documents to the feds.

Current Township Supervisor Janet Dunn tells 7 Action News she doesn’t know what happened, even though it was on her watch. 

The new Township Clerk Kristi Pozzi says an outside company needs to come in and find out what’s going on.

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